Tuesday, March 4, 2014

EQ Tutorial Tuesday- Diamond Challenge

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Doyoueq posted a challenge for this month : DIAMONDS!
So I figured I’d play around with some diamond blocks
first I searched for “diamond” and got 50 blocks
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Let’s pick some, and create a new quilt
of course I’d go with a diamond layout (Quilt/new quilt/ variable point)
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And I inserted some blocks and rotated them
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Before I make a border I like to get a “theme” going with colors and fabrics.
I added “Moda pot luck” from the EQ fabric download feb 2014
You can download them here
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sometimes I click a new fabric and enter it into one block at a time to see which one I like
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Then I clicked auto borders
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and picked diamonds of course!
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picked one and inserted into the border, doesn’t look good now as the border is too skinny
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under the border tab I widened the border and had 4 diamonds top and bottom and only 3 on the sides
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I then used the eyedropper to pick the color from the pinwheel looking block in the middle of the quilt (just in case I couldn’t tell which fabric it was)
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then the spraycan and holding down CTRL I clicked the pinwheels on the border with this fabric
and colored away
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and added a new border and colored it also
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Kind of a funky quilt, don’t you think?
I don’t really like the pointy blocks, so I swapped them out
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Have you done a diamond quilt before? or designed one?
Link up if you have.

2 comments:

Lewis N. Clark said...

sometimes I click a new fabric and enter it into one block at a time to see which one I like Free SAP Tutorials

Connie said...

Great tutorial Bea and you are always showing me things in EQ I didn't know about! Auto Borders.....I have to check that out!